MANILA, Philippines - Rising drama actress Julia Montes has belied rumors that she and actor Enchong Dee are secretly dating.
During her contract signing with Star Cinema last week, Montes quickly clirified that she and Dee are just friends.
"Friends lang po kami. Siguro madami lang issue na may nililigawan siya pero hindi po ako ‘yun," she said.
Montes, who's known for her character "Clara" in ABS-CBN's remake of the TV hit series "Mara Clara," said that she never went out on a date with Dee.
“Kung lumalabas man kami laging grupo, kaming mga magkakasama sa Shout Out. Never kaming lumabas na kaming dalawa lang," she said.
The 16-year-old actress, however, admitted that she admires Dee's passion for his craft but only sees the "ASAP Rocks" star as an older brother.
“Okay siya. Magaling na actor. Gwapo naman talaga si Enchong. Ganun lang. Mabait siya. Kapag may isa sa amin na may problema nagbibigay siya ng advice since mas matanda siya. Kuya siya sa amin.”
This was not the first time Montes was linked to an older actor.
Last month, Montes earlier said that there were no truth to reports that singer-actor Sam Milby and drama actor Coco Martin are wooing her.